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Race For Hope was founded in 2004 when Carleen Taylor made a promise to her friend Peggy that she would help her raise awareness that colorectal cancer occurs in those under 50 years old. Peggy was diagnosed when she was 42 years old. Peggy passed away at 45 years old only three weeks before the first race.
Tragically, after 12 years of warning others about this cancer in the under-50 population, Carleen's 22-year-old son Connor was diagnosed in February 2016. He passed away at the age of 23 in September 2016. He was misdiagnosed for months due to his age.
This is a 5k run/walk and 1-mile walk. There will be a short kids fun dash before the 5k begins.
How will you dress your derriere for the dash?
Join us as we take action against colorectal cancer, sign up today for the Race For Hope Derriere Dash
Please note: this race has been approved by the City of Upper Arlington to happen in-person. Unless COVID-related conditions change drastically for the worse and events are no longer able to be safely held in-person, this race WILL HAPPEN. If the unlikely does occur and the race is forced to remove the in-person component, all participants will be transitioned to a virtual experience. We look forward to seeing you in October!
Save time in line on race day and take advantage of the early packet pickup event at Columbus Running Company's Dublin location (6465 Perimeter Dr 43016). Early packet pickup will be held on Thursday, October 28 (10a-8p) and Friday, October 29 (10a-8p). If you cannot attend the early packet pickup dates/times, you can pick up your gear at the race on event day starting at 9:30 AM.
There is ample parking just near the start/finish in the Kingsdale Shopping Center.
Awards will be provided to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, and also to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.
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